A senior official for the Central Intelligence Agency believes North Korean dictator Kim Jong UN is preparing a major provocation on October 9th, the anniversary of the founding of the political party that controls the communist regime, reports US News.
Yong Suk Lee, deputy assistant director of the agency’s Korea Mission Center was speaking at a conference of foreign experts and military analysts in Washington, DC when he issued the stark warning, telling colleagues to “stand by your phones.”
Lee refused to elaborate on what provocation Kim Jong Un may be planning, but pointed out that the hermit kingdom commonly uses anniversaries and national holidays to flex its military muscle; conducting either nuclear warhead tests or launching missiles.
“There’s a clarity of purpose in what Kim Jong Un has done,” Lee added.
Tensions on the Korean peninsula are at an all-time high, with the war of words between Kim Jong Un and America’s allies in the region reaching a fever pitch. This week, the despot threatened to annihilate Japan with “nuclear clouds” after the Prime Minister lashed-out at Kim during his speech to the United Nations.
President Trump has routinely warned the Korean regime that any threat to the United States or its allies would bring about the “total destruction” of North Korea. In response, Kim Jong Un called the President’s words a “declaration of war” and threatened to shoot-down all US aircraft operating in the region.